Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 19022-19025 [2017-08328]

Download as PDF 19022 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 / Notices (HTSUS 5402.33) be admitted to the subzone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Dated: April 18, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–08318 Filed 4–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security formally determined on February 15, 2017, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 2 § (10)(d)), that the portion of the meeting dealing with pre-decisional changes to the Commerce Control List and U.S. export control policies shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. The Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee will meet on May 10, 2017, 9:30 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution & Pennsylvania Avenues NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to transportation and related equipment or technology. BILLING CODE P Agenda Public Session 1. Welcome and Introductions. 2. Status reports by working group chairs. 3. Public comments and Proposals. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Closed Session 4. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). 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The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Apr 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–08264 Filed 4–24–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee The Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (MPETAC) will meet on May 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Room 3884, in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to materials processing equipment and related technology. Agenda Open Session 1. Opening remarks and introductions. 2. Presentation of papers and comments by the Public. 3. 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[FR Doc. 2017–08270 Filed 4–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–052] Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of investigation is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. DATES: Effective April 25, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman or Matthew Renkey, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 / Notices and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0486 or (202) 482–2312, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act). The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on December 16, 2016.1 On January 27, 2017, the Department postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation to April 17, 2017.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is hardwood plywood from the PRC. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to the Department’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of 1 See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 81 FR 91131 (December 16, 2016) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination, 82 FR 8605 (January 27, 2017). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Apr 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 19023 time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage, (i.e., scope).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. We have evaluated the scope comments filed by the interested parties and are issuing our preliminary decision regarding the scope of the AD and CVD investigations in conjunction with this preliminary determination. We will issue final scope decisions after considering any relevant comments submitted in case and rebuttal briefs. aligning the final countervailing duty (CVD) determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation of hardwood plywood from the PRC based on a request made by Petitioners.8 Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than August 30, 2017, unless postponed. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, the Department preliminarily determines that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.6 The Department notes that, in making these findings, it relied, in part, on facts available and, because it finds that one or more respondents did not act to the best of their ability to respond to the Department’s requests for information, it drew an adverse inference where appropriate in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.7 For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act provide that in the preliminary determination, the Department shall determine an estimated all-others rate for companies not individually examined. This rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated subsidy rates established for those companies individually examined, excluding any zero and de minimis rates and any rates based entirely under section 776 of the Act. In this investigation, the Department preliminarily assigned a rate based entirely on facts available to Bayley Wood. Therefore, the only rate that is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available is the rate calculated for Sanfortune. Consequently, the rate calculated for Sanfortune is also assigned as the rate for all-other producers and exporters. Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part In accordance with section 703(e)(1) of the Act, the Department preliminarily determines that critical circumstances exist with respect to imports of hardwood plywood from PRC for Shandong Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd. (Bayley Wood) and all other exporters or producers not individually examined (including those that did not respond to our quantity and value questionnaire), but do not exist with respect to Linyi Sanfortune Wood Co., Ltd. (Sanfortune). For a full description of the methodology and results of the Department’s analysis, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Alignment As noted in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), the Department is 5 See Initiation Notice. sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 7 See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. 6 See PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All-Others Rate Preliminary Determination The Department preliminarily determines that the following estimated countervailable subsidy rates exist: Company Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd 9 .......... Linyi Sanfortune Wood Co., Ltd .............. All-Others ................................................ Anji Qichen Bamboo Industry Co. Ltd 10 Deqing Shengqiang Wood Co., Ltd ........ Guangxi Sunway Cen.Xi Artificial Board Ltd ........................................................ Guangxi Sunway Forest Products Industry Co., Ltd ........................................... Hebei Tongli Wood Co., Ltd .................... Heze Fulin Wood Products Co., Ltd ....... Jiashan Minghong Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................................................ Jiaxing Brilliant Import & Export Co., Ltd Subsidy rate (percent) 111.09 9.89 9.89 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 8 See Petitioners’ Alignment Request, dated April 13, 2017. 9 As discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, the Department has found that Bayley Wood is cross-owned with Linyi Yinhe Panel Factory (Yinhe Panel), a producer of subject merchandise. The Department also applied total adverse facts available (AFA) to Bayley Wood and Yinhe Panel. 10 This company and those listed below are receiving the AFA rate because they did not respond to our quantity and value questionnaire. E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 19024 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 / Notices Subsidy rate (percent) Company asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Joc Yuantai International Trading Co., Ltd ........................................................ Keens Products ....................................... King Sheng .............................................. Kunming Alston Ast Wood Products Co., Ltd ........................................................ Langfang Baomujie Wood Co., Ltd ......... Larkcop International Co., Ltd ................. Linyi Cathay Pacific Wood Factory ......... Linyi Celtic Wood Co., Ltd ...................... Linyi Dongri Plywood Co., Ltd ................. Linyi Hongma .......................................... Linyi Jinhua Wood Co., Ltd ..................... Linyi Kai Yi Arts and Crafts Co., Ltd ....... Linyi Laiyi Timber Industry Co., Ltd ........ Linyi Lianyi Wood Co., Ltd ...................... Linyi Raya Commerce ............................. Linyi Yutai Wood Co., Ltd ....................... Lishui Liancheng Pencil Manufacturing Co., Ltd ................................................ Mol Consolidation Service ....................... Ningbo Asia Pulp and Paper ................... Ningbo Zhonghua Paper ......................... Qiangsheng Wood Co., Ltd ..................... Qingdao Liansheng International Trading Qufu Shengda Wood Co., Ltd ................. Shandong Fengtai Wood Co., Ltd .......... Shandong Hongyang Fire Resistant ....... Shandong Xingang Group ...................... Shanghai Sunshine Decorative Materials Co., Ltd ................................................ Shenghe Wood Company Ltd ................. Shouguang Evergreen Im & Ex Co. Ltd 11 .................................................... Shouguang Taizhong Wood Co., Ltd ...... Siyang Jiayuan Woodindustry Co., Ltd ... Siyang Senda Wood Industry Co., Ltd ... Suqian Bairun Wood Industry Co., Ltd ... Suqian Foreign Trade Co., Ltd ............... Suqian Sulu Wood Industry Co., Ltd 12 ... Suzbou Dong He Wood Co., Ltd ............ Tianjin Canex .......................................... Tianjin Zhanye Metal Products Co., Ltd Xuzhou Fuyuan Wood Co., Ltd ............... Xuzhou Hongwei Wood Co., Ltd ............. Xuzhou Ruilin Timber Co., Ltd ................ Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Products ........... Xuzhou Woodhi Trading Co. Ltd ............. Xuzhou Yishun Brightwood Co. Ltd ........ Xuzhou Zhongda Building Materials Co., Ltd ........................................................ Xuzhou Zhongyuan Wood Co., Ltd ......... Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd ........................................................ Zhejiang Deqing Shengqiang Wood Co., Ltd ........................................................ Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Company ....... Zhejiang Jufeng Wood Co., Ltd .............. Zhejiang Xinyuan Bamboo Products Co., Ltd ........................................................ Zhejiang Yongyu Bamboo Joint-Stock Co., Ltd ................................................ 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 111.09 Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(B) and (d)(2) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise as described in the scope of the investigation section entered, or 11 This company was listed as having the following two ‘‘aka’’ names: Shouguang Evergreen Co., Ltd. and Weifang Evergreen Wood Co., Ltd. 12 This company was listed as having the following ‘‘aka’’ name: Suqian Sulu Import and Export Trading. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Apr 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Further, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the rates indicated above. Section 703(e)(2) of the Act provides that, given an affirmative determination of critical circumstances, any suspension of liquidation shall apply to unliquidated entries of merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the later of (a) the date which is 90 days before the date on which the suspension of liquidation was first ordered, or (b) the date on which notice of initiation of the investigation was published. The Department preliminarily finds that critical circumstances exist for imports of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by Bayley Wood and all other exporters 13 or producers not individually examined. In accordance with section 703(e)(2)(A) of the Act, the suspension of liquidation shall apply to unliquidated entries of merchandise from the exporters/producers identified in this paragraph that were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date which is 90 days before the publication of this notice. Disclosure The Department intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement, or if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Verification As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends to verify the information relied upon in making its final determination. Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the last verification report is issued in this investigation. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.14 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation are 13 This includes those companies that are receiving the AFA rate, as described in footnote 10. 14 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, the Department will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its determination. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: April 17, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise subject to this investigation is hardwood and decorative plywood, and certain veneered panels as described below. For purposes of this proceeding, hardwood and decorative plywood is defined as a generally flat, multilayered plywood or other veneered panel, consisting of two or more layers or plies of wood veneers and a core, with the face and/or back veneer made of nonconiferous wood (hardwood) or bamboo. The veneers, along with the core may be glued or otherwise bonded together. Hardwood and decorative plywood may include products that meet the American National Standard for Hardwood and Decorative Plywood, ANSI/ HPVA HP–1–2016 (including any revisions to that standard). E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 / Notices For purposes of this investigation a ‘‘veneer’’ is a slice of wood regardless of thickness which is cut, sliced or sawed from a log, bolt, or flitch. The face and back veneers are the outermost veneer of wood on either side of the core irrespective of additional surface coatings or covers as described below. The core of hardwood and decorative plywood consists of the layer or layers of one or more material(s) that are situated between the face and back veneers. The core may be composed of a range of materials, including but not limited to hardwood, softwood, particleboard, or medium-density fiberboard (MDF). All hardwood plywood is included within the scope of this investigation regardless of whether or not the face and/or back veneers are surface coated or covered and whether or not such surface coating(s) or covers obscures the grain, textures, or markings of the wood. Examples of surface coatings and covers include, but are not limited to: Ultra violet light cured polyurethanes; oil or oil-modified or water based polyurethanes; wax; epoxyester finishes; moisture-cured urethanes; paints; stains; paper; aluminum; high pressure laminate; MDF; medium density overlay (MDO); and phenolic film. Additionally, the face veneer of hardwood plywood may be sanded; smoothed or given a ‘‘distressed’’ appearance through such methods as hand-scraping or wire brushing. All hardwood plywood is included within the scope even if it is trimmed; cut-to-size; notched; punched; drilled; or has underwent other forms of minor processing. All hardwood and decorative plywood is included within the scope of this investigation, without regard to dimension (overall thickness, thickness of face veneer, thickness of back veneer, thickness of core, thickness of inner veneers, width, or length). However, the most common panel sizes of hardwood and decorative plywood are 1219 x 1829 mm (48 x 72 inches), 1219 x 2438 mm (48 x 96 inches), and 1219 x 3048 mm (48 x 120 inches). Subject merchandise also includes hardwood and decorative plywood that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to trimming, cutting, notching, punching, drilling, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product. The scope of the investigation excludes the following items: (1) Structural plywood (also known as ‘‘industrial plywood’’ or ‘‘industrial panels’’) that is manufactured to meet U.S. Products Standard PS 1–09, PS 2– 09, or PS 2–10 for Structural Plywood (including any revisions to that standard or any substantially equivalent international standard intended for structural plywood), and which has both a face and a back veneer of coniferous wood; (2) products which have a face and back veneer of cork; (3) multilayered wood flooring, as described in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China, Import Administration, International Trade Administration. See Multilayered Wood VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Apr 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Flooring from the People’s Republic of China, 76 FR 76690 (December 8, 2011) (amended final determination of sales at less than fair value and antidumping duty order), and Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China, 76 FR 76693 (December 8, 2011) (countervailing duty order), as amended by Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 77 FR 5484 (February 3, 2012); (4) multilayered wood flooring with a face veneer of bamboo or composed entirely of bamboo; (5) plywood which has a shape or design other than a flat panel, with the exception of any minor processing described above; (6) products made entirely from bamboo and adhesives (also known as ‘‘solid bamboo’’); and (7) Phenolic Film Faced Plyform (PFF), also known as Phenolic Surface Film Plywood (PSF), defined as a panel with an ‘‘Exterior’’ or ‘‘Exposure 1’’ bond classification as is defined by The Engineered Wood Association, having an opaque phenolic film layer with a weight equal to or greater than 90g/m3 permanently bonded on both the face and back veneers and an opaque, moisture resistant coating applied to the edges. Excluded from the scope of these investigations are wooden furniture goods that, at the time of importation, are fully assembled and are ready for their intended uses. Also excluded from the scope of these investigations is ‘‘ready to assemble’’ (‘‘RTA’’) furniture. RTA furniture is defined as furniture packaged for sale for ultimate purchase by an end-user that, at the time of importation, includes (1) all wooden components (in finished form) required to assemble a finished unit of furniture, (2) all accessory parts (e.g., screws, washers, dowels, nails, handles, knobs, adhesive glues) required to assemble a finished unit of furniture, and (3) instructions providing guidance on the assembly of a finished unit of furniture. Excluded from the scope are kitchen cabinets that, at the time of importation, are fully assembled and are ready for their intended uses. Also excluded from the scope of these investigations are RTA kitchen cabinets. RTA kitchen cabinets are defined as kitchen cabinets packaged for sale for ultimate purchase by an end-user that, at the time of importation, includes (1) all wooden components (in finished form) required to assemble a finished unit of cabinetry, (2) all accessory parts (e.g., screws, washers, dowels, nails, handles, knobs, hooks, adhesive glues) required to assemble a finished unit of cabinetry, and (3) instructions providing guidance on the assembly of a finished unit of cabinetry. Imports of hardwood plywood are primarily entered under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4412.10.0500; 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 4412.31.2510; 4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4075; 4412.31.4080; 4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.5175; 4412.31.6000; 4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 4412.32.0565; 4412.32.0570; 4412.32.2510; 4412.32.2525; 4412.32.2530; PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19025 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 4412.32.3155; 4412.32.3165; 4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 4412.94.3111; 4412.94.3121; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3161; 4412.94.3175; 4412.94.4100; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 4412.99.1030; 4412.99.1040; 4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 4412.99.4100; 4412.99.5115; and 4412.99.5710. Imports of hardwood plywood may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 4412.39.4019; 4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 4412.39.4039; 4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 4412.39.5030; 4412.39.5050; 4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 4412.99.9000; 4412.10.9000; 4412.94.5100; 4412.94.9500; and 4412.99.9500. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Alignment IV. Scope Comments V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Injury Test VII. Application of the CVD Law to Imports From the PRC VIII. Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances IX. Subsidies Valuation X. Benchmarks and Interest Rates XI. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences XII. Analysis of Programs XIII. ITC Notification XIV. Disclosure and Public Comment XV. Verification XVI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2017–08328 Filed 4–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–967, C–570–968] Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from the AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-052]


Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 
Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part, 
and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty 
Determination

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily 
determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to 
producers and exporters of certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood 
plywood) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of 
investigation is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

DATES: Effective April 25, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman or Matthew Renkey, AD/
CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement

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and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; 
telephone: (202) 482-0486 or (202) 482-2312, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 
703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act). The Department 
published the notice of initiation of this investigation on December 
16, 2016.\1\ On January 27, 2017, the Department postponed the 
preliminary determination of this investigation to April 17, 2017.\2\ 
For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation 
of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\ A 
list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all 
parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department 
of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \1\ See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 
81 FR 91131 (December 16, 2016) (Initiation Notice).
    \2\ See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Hardwood 
Plywood Products from the People's Republic of China: Postponement 
of Preliminary Determination, 82 FR 8605 (January 27, 2017).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Determination of the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain 
Hardwood Plywood Products from the People's Republic of China,'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is hardwood plywood from 
the PRC. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, 
see Appendix I.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the preamble to the Department's regulations,\4\ 
the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
issues regarding product coverage, (i.e., scope).\5\ Certain interested 
parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in 
the Initiation Notice. We have evaluated the scope comments filed by 
the interested parties and are issuing our preliminary decision 
regarding the scope of the AD and CVD investigations in conjunction 
with this preliminary determination. We will issue final scope 
decisions after considering any relevant comments submitted in case and 
rebuttal briefs.
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    \4\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 
62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997).
    \5\ See Initiation Notice.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 701 of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found 
countervailable, the Department preliminarily determines that there is 
a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ``authority'' that 
gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is 
specific.\6\
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    \6\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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    The Department notes that, in making these findings, it relied, in 
part, on facts available and, because it finds that one or more 
respondents did not act to the best of their ability to respond to the 
Department's requests for information, it drew an adverse inference 
where appropriate in selecting from among the facts otherwise 
available.\7\ For further information, see ``Use of Facts Otherwise 
Available and Adverse Inferences'' in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \7\ See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act.
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Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in 
Part

    In accordance with section 703(e)(1) of the Act, the Department 
preliminarily determines that critical circumstances exist with respect 
to imports of hardwood plywood from PRC for Shandong Dongfang Bayley 
Wood Co., Ltd. (Bayley Wood) and all other exporters or producers not 
individually examined (including those that did not respond to our 
quantity and value questionnaire), but do not exist with respect to 
Linyi Sanfortune Wood Co., Ltd. (Sanfortune). For a full description of 
the methodology and results of the Department's analysis, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Alignment

    As noted in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, in accordance with 
section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), the Department 
is aligning the final countervailing duty (CVD) determination in this 
investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping 
duty (AD) investigation of hardwood plywood from the PRC based on a 
request made by Petitioners.\8\ Consequently, the final CVD 
determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD 
determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than 
August 30, 2017, unless postponed.
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    \8\ See Petitioners' Alignment Request, dated April 13, 2017.
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All-Others Rate

    Sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act provide that in the 
preliminary determination, the Department shall determine an estimated 
all-others rate for companies not individually examined. This rate 
shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated 
subsidy rates established for those companies individually examined, 
excluding any zero and de minimis rates and any rates based entirely 
under section 776 of the Act. In this investigation, the Department 
preliminarily assigned a rate based entirely on facts available to 
Bayley Wood. Therefore, the only rate that is not zero, de minimis, or 
based entirely on facts otherwise available is the rate calculated for 
Sanfortune. Consequently, the rate calculated for Sanfortune is also 
assigned as the rate for all-other producers and exporters.

Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
estimated countervailable subsidy rates exist:
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    \9\ As discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, the 
Department has found that Bayley Wood is cross-owned with Linyi 
Yinhe Panel Factory (Yinhe Panel), a producer of subject 
merchandise. The Department also applied total adverse facts 
available (AFA) to Bayley Wood and Yinhe Panel.
    \10\ This company and those listed below are receiving the AFA 
rate because they did not respond to our quantity and value 
questionnaire.

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                           Company                                rate
                                                               (percent)
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Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd \9\............................     111.09
Linyi Sanfortune Wood Co., Ltd...............................       9.89
All-Others...................................................       9.89
Anji Qichen Bamboo Industry Co. Ltd \10\.....................     111.09
Deqing Shengqiang Wood Co., Ltd..............................     111.09
Guangxi Sunway Cen.Xi Artificial Board Ltd...................     111.09
Guangxi Sunway Forest Products Industry Co., Ltd.............     111.09
Hebei Tongli Wood Co., Ltd...................................     111.09
Heze Fulin Wood Products Co., Ltd............................     111.09
Jiashan Minghong Wood Industry Co., Ltd......................     111.09
Jiaxing Brilliant Import & Export Co., Ltd...................     111.09

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Joc Yuantai International Trading Co., Ltd...................     111.09
Keens Products...............................................     111.09
King Sheng...................................................     111.09
Kunming Alston Ast Wood Products Co., Ltd....................     111.09
Langfang Baomujie Wood Co., Ltd..............................     111.09
Larkcop International Co., Ltd...............................     111.09
Linyi Cathay Pacific Wood Factory............................     111.09
Linyi Celtic Wood Co., Ltd...................................     111.09
Linyi Dongri Plywood Co., Ltd................................     111.09
Linyi Hongma.................................................     111.09
Linyi Jinhua Wood Co., Ltd...................................     111.09
Linyi Kai Yi Arts and Crafts Co., Ltd........................     111.09
Linyi Laiyi Timber Industry Co., Ltd.........................     111.09
Linyi Lianyi Wood Co., Ltd...................................     111.09
Linyi Raya Commerce..........................................     111.09
Linyi Yutai Wood Co., Ltd....................................     111.09
Lishui Liancheng Pencil Manufacturing Co., Ltd...............     111.09
Mol Consolidation Service....................................     111.09
Ningbo Asia Pulp and Paper...................................     111.09
Ningbo Zhonghua Paper........................................     111.09
Qiangsheng Wood Co., Ltd.....................................     111.09
Qingdao Liansheng International Trading......................     111.09
Qufu Shengda Wood Co., Ltd...................................     111.09
Shandong Fengtai Wood Co., Ltd...............................     111.09
Shandong Hongyang Fire Resistant.............................     111.09
Shandong Xingang Group.......................................     111.09
Shanghai Sunshine Decorative Materials Co., Ltd..............     111.09
Shenghe Wood Company Ltd.....................................     111.09
Shouguang Evergreen Im & Ex Co. Ltd \11\.....................     111.09
Shouguang Taizhong Wood Co., Ltd.............................     111.09
Siyang Jiayuan Woodindustry Co., Ltd.........................     111.09
Siyang Senda Wood Industry Co., Ltd..........................     111.09
Suqian Bairun Wood Industry Co., Ltd.........................     111.09
Suqian Foreign Trade Co., Ltd................................     111.09
Suqian Sulu Wood Industry Co., Ltd \12\......................     111.09
Suzbou Dong He Wood Co., Ltd.................................     111.09
Tianjin Canex................................................     111.09
Tianjin Zhanye Metal Products Co., Ltd.......................     111.09
Xuzhou Fuyuan Wood Co., Ltd..................................     111.09
Xuzhou Hongwei Wood Co., Ltd.................................     111.09
Xuzhou Ruilin Timber Co., Ltd................................     111.09
Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Products.................................     111.09
Xuzhou Woodhi Trading Co. Ltd................................     111.09
Xuzhou Yishun Brightwood Co. Ltd.............................     111.09
Xuzhou Zhongda Building Materials Co., Ltd...................     111.09
Xuzhou Zhongyuan Wood Co., Ltd...............................     111.09
Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd....................     111.09
Zhejiang Deqing Shengqiang Wood Co., Ltd.....................     111.09
Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Company..............................     111.09
Zhejiang Jufeng Wood Co., Ltd................................     111.09
Zhejiang Xinyuan Bamboo Products Co., Ltd....................     111.09
Zhejiang Yongyu Bamboo Joint-Stock Co., Ltd..................     111.09
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Suspension of Liquidation
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    \11\ This company was listed as having the following two ``aka'' 
names: Shouguang Evergreen Co., Ltd. and Weifang Evergreen Wood Co., 
Ltd.
    \12\ This company was listed as having the following ``aka'' 
name: Suqian Sulu Import and Export Trading.
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    In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(B) and (d)(2) of the Act, the 
Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise as described in 
the scope of the investigation section entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. Further, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), 
the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the 
rates indicated above.
    Section 703(e)(2) of the Act provides that, given an affirmative 
determination of critical circumstances, any suspension of liquidation 
shall apply to unliquidated entries of merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the later of (a) 
the date which is 90 days before the date on which the suspension of 
liquidation was first ordered, or (b) the date on which notice of 
initiation of the investigation was published. The Department 
preliminarily finds that critical circumstances exist for imports of 
subject merchandise produced and/or exported by Bayley Wood and all 
other exporters \13\ or producers not individually examined. In 
accordance with section 703(e)(2)(A) of the Act, the suspension of 
liquidation shall apply to unliquidated entries of merchandise from the 
exporters/producers identified in this paragraph that were entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date which is 
90 days before the publication of this notice.
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Disclosure

    The Department intends to disclose its calculations and analysis 
performed to interested parties in this preliminary determination 
within five days of its public announcement, or if there is no public 
announcement, within five days of the date of this notice in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends 
to verify the information relied upon in making its final 
determination.

Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven 
days after the date on which the last verification report is issued in 
this investigation. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline 
date for case briefs.\14\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 
parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 
are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the 
issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal 
briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain 
the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list 
of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the 
Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time 
and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled 
date.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, the Department will 
notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its determination. 
If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine 
before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary 
determination or 45 days after the final determination.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: April 17, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise subject to this investigation is hardwood and 
decorative plywood, and certain veneered panels as described below. 
For purposes of this proceeding, hardwood and decorative plywood is 
defined as a generally flat, multilayered plywood or other veneered 
panel, consisting of two or more layers or plies of wood veneers and 
a core, with the face and/or back veneer made of non-coniferous wood 
(hardwood) or bamboo. The veneers, along with the core may be glued 
or otherwise bonded together. Hardwood and decorative plywood may 
include products that meet the American National Standard for 
Hardwood and Decorative Plywood, ANSI/HPVA HP-1-2016 (including any 
revisions to that standard).

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    For purposes of this investigation a ``veneer'' is a slice of 
wood regardless of thickness which is cut, sliced or sawed from a 
log, bolt, or flitch. The face and back veneers are the outermost 
veneer of wood on either side of the core irrespective of additional 
surface coatings or covers as described below.
    The core of hardwood and decorative plywood consists of the 
layer or layers of one or more material(s) that are situated between 
the face and back veneers. The core may be composed of a range of 
materials, including but not limited to hardwood, softwood, 
particleboard, or medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
    All hardwood plywood is included within the scope of this 
investigation regardless of whether or not the face and/or back 
veneers are surface coated or covered and whether or not such 
surface coating(s) or covers obscures the grain, textures, or 
markings of the wood. Examples of surface coatings and covers 
include, but are not limited to: Ultra violet light cured 
polyurethanes; oil or oil-modified or water based polyurethanes; 
wax; epoxy-ester finishes; moisture-cured urethanes; paints; stains; 
paper; aluminum; high pressure laminate; MDF; medium density overlay 
(MDO); and phenolic film. Additionally, the face veneer of hardwood 
plywood may be sanded; smoothed or given a ``distressed'' appearance 
through such methods as hand-scraping or wire brushing. All hardwood 
plywood is included within the scope even if it is trimmed; cut-to-
size; notched; punched; drilled; or has underwent other forms of 
minor processing.
    All hardwood and decorative plywood is included within the scope 
of this investigation, without regard to dimension (overall 
thickness, thickness of face veneer, thickness of back veneer, 
thickness of core, thickness of inner veneers, width, or length). 
However, the most common panel sizes of hardwood and decorative 
plywood are 1219 x 1829 mm (48 x 72 inches), 1219 x 2438 mm (48 x 96 
inches), and 1219 x 3048 mm (48 x 120 inches).
    Subject merchandise also includes hardwood and decorative 
plywood that has been further processed in a third country, 
including but not limited to trimming, cutting, notching, punching, 
drilling, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove 
the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in 
the country of manufacture of the in-scope product.
    The scope of the investigation excludes the following items: (1) 
Structural plywood (also known as ``industrial plywood'' or 
``industrial panels'') that is manufactured to meet U.S. Products 
Standard PS 1-09, PS 2-09, or PS 2-10 for Structural Plywood 
(including any revisions to that standard or any substantially 
equivalent international standard intended for structural plywood), 
and which has both a face and a back veneer of coniferous wood; (2) 
products which have a face and back veneer of cork; (3) multilayered 
wood flooring, as described in the antidumping duty and 
countervailing duty orders on Multilayered Wood Flooring from the 
People's Republic of China, Import Administration, International 
Trade Administration. See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the 
People's Republic of China, 76 FR 76690 (December 8, 2011) (amended 
final determination of sales at less than fair value and antidumping 
duty order), and Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's 
Republic of China, 76 FR 76693 (December 8, 2011) (countervailing 
duty order), as amended by Multilayered Wood Flooring from the 
People's Republic of China: Amended Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Orders, 77 FR 5484 (February 3, 2012); (4) multilayered wood 
flooring with a face veneer of bamboo or composed entirely of 
bamboo; (5) plywood which has a shape or design other than a flat 
panel, with the exception of any minor processing described above; 
(6) products made entirely from bamboo and adhesives (also known as 
``solid bamboo''); and (7) Phenolic Film Faced Plyform (PFF), also 
known as Phenolic Surface Film Plywood (PSF), defined as a panel 
with an ``Exterior'' or ``Exposure 1'' bond classification as is 
defined by The Engineered Wood Association, having an opaque 
phenolic film layer with a weight equal to or greater than 90g/m\3\ 
permanently bonded on both the face and back veneers and an opaque, 
moisture resistant coating applied to the edges.
    Excluded from the scope of these investigations are wooden 
furniture goods that, at the time of importation, are fully 
assembled and are ready for their intended uses. Also excluded from 
the scope of these investigations is ``ready to assemble'' (``RTA'') 
furniture. RTA furniture is defined as furniture packaged for sale 
for ultimate purchase by an end-user that, at the time of 
importation, includes (1) all wooden components (in finished form) 
required to assemble a finished unit of furniture, (2) all accessory 
parts (e.g., screws, washers, dowels, nails, handles, knobs, 
adhesive glues) required to assemble a finished unit of furniture, 
and (3) instructions providing guidance on the assembly of a 
finished unit of furniture.
    Excluded from the scope are kitchen cabinets that, at the time 
of importation, are fully assembled and are ready for their intended 
uses. Also excluded from the scope of these investigations are RTA 
kitchen cabinets. RTA kitchen cabinets are defined as kitchen 
cabinets packaged for sale for ultimate purchase by an end-user 
that, at the time of importation, includes (1) all wooden components 
(in finished form) required to assemble a finished unit of 
cabinetry, (2) all accessory parts (e.g., screws, washers, dowels, 
nails, handles, knobs, hooks, adhesive glues) required to assemble a 
finished unit of cabinetry, and (3) instructions providing guidance 
on the assembly of a finished unit of cabinetry.
    Imports of hardwood plywood are primarily entered under the 
following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
subheadings: 4412.10.0500; 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 
4412.31.2510; 4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 
4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4075; 4412.31.4080; 4412.31.5125; 
4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.5175; 
4412.31.6000; 4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 
4412.32.0565; 4412.32.0570; 4412.32.2510; 4412.32.2525; 
4412.32.2530; 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 4412.32.3155; 
4412.32.3165; 4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 
4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 4412.94.3111; 
4412.94.3121; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3161; 4412.94.3175; 
4412.94.4100; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 4412.99.1030; 
4412.99.1040; 4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 
4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 
4412.99.4100; 4412.99.5115; and 4412.99.5710.
    Imports of hardwood plywood may also enter under HTSUS 
subheadings 4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 
4412.39.4019; 4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 4412.39.4039; 
4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 
4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 4412.39.5030; 
4412.39.5050; 4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 
4412.99.9000; 4412.10.9000; 4412.94.5100; 4412.94.9500; and 
4412.99.9500. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Alignment
IV. Scope Comments
V. Scope of the Investigation
VI. Injury Test
VII. Application of the CVD Law to Imports From the PRC
VIII. Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances
IX. Subsidies Valuation
X. Benchmarks and Interest Rates
XI. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
XII. Analysis of Programs
XIII. ITC Notification
XIV. Disclosure and Public Comment
XV. Verification
XVI. Conclusion

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